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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: August 31, 2009

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August 31, 2009

Daily Roundup: August 31, 2009

They're Watching You: The U.S. Building Council, which oversees LEED certification for sustainable design and building, announced that it will begin monitoring energy and water bills from its certified buildings. New York Times

The Silver Lining: New data released by the European Union shows a 1.3 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from 2007 to 2008. The global recession may be a factor, as industrial output also declined during that time. Reuters

Wait for It: U.S. senators will have to wait a bit longer to hash out a climate bill. The delay of the bill's introduction is due to a number of factors including Ted Kennedy's death, John Kerry's hip replacement surgery, and the debate over health care reform. AFP

Trashy Fashion: British celebrity Heather Mills launched her recycled fashion line. Treehugger and Ecorazzi

The E-Books Edge: A study by the Cleantech Group found that using a Kindle is less carbon-intensive than buying new books. San Francisco Chronicle

--Della Watson

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